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Transferring to SDU

Apply for transfer if:

  • You are enroled at another Danish university and want to continue your current programme at SDU.  
  • You expect to get a credit transfer for the entire first year of the programme as it is organised at SDU. 


Application deadline

  • 1 March: Study start on 1 September. 
    (Open for applications from 1 January. You will receive a response to your application no later than 1 August)
  • 1 November: Study start on 1 February.  
    (Open for applications from 1 October. You will receive a response to your application no later than 20 December).

When you apply for transfer, you do not participate in the regular admission process of the programme.

The applications are processed on an ongoing basis, and any vacant study spots are allocated as the applications are processed. It is therefore an advantage for you that you apply as soon as possible.


Conditions for applying for transfer

In order for you to apply for a transfer to a programme, it is a prerequisite that:

If you are studying at a university abroad, you must always apply for a new admission to the programme – no matter how many courses you have passed. If you are admitted, you must subsequently apply for a credit transfer for the courses you have already passed.
Be aware that your current programme does not necessarily have the same structure and content as the programme at SDU. It is therefore a good idea to first look at the details about the individual programme and its structure.

If you cannot get a credit transfer for the first year of studies, you cannot be transferred but must instead apply for re-admission via regular admission. 

If you are in doubt about whether you can get a credit transfer for your first year of studies, it is a good idea to apply for both transfer and re-admission.

The number of available vacant study spots from programme to programme and from one year to the next, and there may be no vacant study spots. 

You can see an overview of which entry requirements you must meet, on the programme page at
In all Bachelor and Bachelor of Engineering programmes, there are quota 1 grade requirements, but only quota 2 grade requirements must be met when you apply for re-enrolment. Only the programmes Pharmacy, Clinical Biomechanics and Medicine have quota 2 grade requirements.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for re-enrolment or transfer (neither to the Esbjerg-programme nor the Odense-programme) as there are no vacant study spots in the Medicine-programme at later study stages.

You can apply for re-admission to the programme via regular admission if you have not yet passed the entire first year of studies as the programme is organised by SDU. Learn more about your possibilities here:

The programme in Pharmacy includes a special first-year project during the first semester for which it is not possible to get a credit transfer. You must therefore always apply for regular admission to this programme if you wish to complete the programme at SDU.


Documentation when applying for transfer

When applying for transfer, remember to attach the following:

  • A transcript of records including all examination attempts as well as an overview of the courses you have registered for.
  • A confirmation of enrolment
  • Documentation that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Programme regulations and/or course descriptions for all courses


If you are transferred, SDU will determine your study conditions

If you are transferred to SDU, SDU will determine the extent to which your previous examination attempts in courses that you have not passed must follow you to your new enrolment. SDU will also determine your other study conditions, including programme regulations, credit transfer and duration of study.


Apply for transfer

Need help?

Call us on +45 6550 1051

Or send us your message via:

Admission & Educational Support University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 1051

Last Updated 04.01.2022